WikiCharities is helping improve trust and transparency in the nonprofit sector
Transparency opens the door to collaboration, leading to better outcomes
WikiCharities is creating a trusted community for the nonprofit sector. WikiCharities provides a platform where nonprofits are searchable by location and topic. We encourage accountability in the nonprofit sector through a multi-step validation process. By providing access to valuable tools, WikiCharities increases collaboration between nonprofits across the globe. To facilitate this, WikiCharities is an open-access wiki platform that makes all uploaded information by nonprofits to be publicly viewed at no cost to the viewer.
There are currently 1.7 million U.S.-based nonprofits, where over 70% of those nonprofits are considered small, making under $200,000 a year (McKeever, 2016). Nonprofits struggle with having limited time and funds, making it a burden to maintain an online presence with up-to-date information to help donors make better decisions as they give.
Research shows that when nonprofits work together, they have access to more resources, funds and see better outcomes (Foot, 2016). Nonprofits struggle to collaborate with other nonprofits because of limited time and a lack of trust (Holzer, 2020). WikiCharities is helping improve trust and transparency in the nonprofit sector, which opens the door to collaboration, leading to better outcomes.
Making Research More Accessible.
We want to make it easier for nonprofit leaders to access the latest research in the areas they are working to find solutions. The Journal of Nonprofit Innovation is here to help bridge the gap between researchers and nonprofits on the ground. This journal allows nonprofits to more easily access the latest research on topics nonprofits are focusing on. This journal also provides a place where researchers can submit articles relevant to the nonprofit sector.
Validated nonprofits are encouraged to submit a thought paper on their experience and approach to the issues they are working on solving. Nonprofits can also submit spotlights to be published in JoNI once they become validated.
See more at: wikicharities.org/about-wikicharitiesReferencesFoot, K. A. (2016). Collaborating against human trafficking: cross-sector challenges and practices. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.